Richard D. Fincher is a mediator and arbitrator of labor, employment, commercial, and class action litigation. He serves on the Labor, Commercial, Mass Claims, and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) and serves on numerous permanent labor panels. He is the Former Chairman of the Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB). He currently serves as teaching faculty for the FMCS Institute, delivering courses in arbitration advocacy.
Richard D. Fincher is currently a Fellow and Instructor at the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, teaching in the neutral education and student clinical programs.
Richard is current serving as a Fulbright Scholar with the School of Labor Relations of Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. From 2009 to 2014, he served as a USAID Scholar in Workplace Dispute Resolution for Vietnam. In 2013, he was appointed as Director of the Asian Labor Arbitration Project at Cornell University.
Richard has served on the National Board of Directors for the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and for the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
Richard has authored several journal articles on labor arbitration and employment mediation, and is co-author of the text “Emerging Systems for Managing Workplace Conflict,” published by Jossey-Bass.